Thursday, November 26, 2015

One balloon Christmas tree


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Русская версия

Supplies: balloons, an air pump and scissors.
We are going to make one balloon Christmas tree. Though it would take more than one balloon to decorate it! Inflate a green balloon leaving about 11 cm flat tail (Pic 1).

Twist the seventh about 7 cm bubble (Pic 2). We have made the top of the tree. 

Twist the second about 10 cm bubble (Pic 3).

Lock both ends of the second bubble in one lock twist (Pic 4). 

Twist the third about 10 cm bubble (Pic 5).

Lock both ends of the third bubble in one lock twist (Pic 6). 

Twist the fourth about 10 cm bubble. Lock both ends of the fourth bubble in one lock twist. We have made three top branches the tree (Pic 7).

Twist the fifth about 3 cm bubble. The next three bubbles we twist to make lower branches of the tree. We should make them visibly large than the top branches. Twist the sixth about 18 - 20 cm bubble. Lock both ends of the sixth bubble in one lock twist (Pic 8).

Twist the seventh bubble of the same size as the sixth bubble. Lock both ends of the seventh bubble in one lock twist (Pic 9).

Twist the eighth bubble of the same size as the sixth bubble. The rest of the balloon is the ninth bubble (Pic 10). The ninth bubble will represent the trunk of the tree.

Lock both ends of the eighth bubble in one lock twist. Fix all bubbles in proper positions (Pic 11 - 13). We have made one balloon Christmas tree.



There are many different ways to decorate the Christmas tree. We can attach our tree to a basic balloon hat. I like to use white five petals flower as a base for the tree. The white balloon represents snow (Pic 14 and 15). 


You have to make petals of the flower larger than the lower branches of the tree (Pic 16). It makes easier to balance the sculpture on any flat surface.

Attach end of the green balloon at the center between white bubbles (Pic 17 - 20).




We can attach any appropriate size decoration to top of the tree. It could be a flower, a star and etc. I made one balloon star in the previous instruction for this Christmas tree (Pic 21). 

Tie nozzle of the green balloon at the center between bubbles of the star (Pic 22 and 23).


We can use scraps of different color balloons to make decorations for the Christmas tree. The nipple end of the balloon is the best for this purpose! You have to tie only one end and the bubble have nice round shape (Pic 24).

You have to tie both ends of bubble in one knot if you making bubble out of any other part of the balloon. Just remember to make the bubble soft before you tie it if you want to make it round (Pic 25 and 26).


You can make bubbles of different sizes - anywhere from 2 cm to up to 5 cm (Pic 27). Make sure to keep the flat ends of each bubble long enough to pull it through the loop of green branch bubbles.

Attach one bubble to each branch of the tree (Pic 28 through 30). Just pull the flat end of decoration bubble through the loop of the green bubble. You have made simple and beautiful balloon Christmas tree. Have fun and happy twisting :)




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